Workplace Ethical Dilemmas

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Workplace Ethical Dilemmas

Workplace Ethical Dilemmas
Ethical dilemmas are what happen when a person is faced with a decision that may press against their personal values or beliefs. At one of my previous jobs, there was a problem with employees conducting their personal business, errands, or hobbies all while on the company’s time. There were many times that people were caught shopping on company computers, playing games or accessing social networking sites, checking personal email accounts, and taking excessive breaks without the companies approval. This began to be a problem because while people are doing these things on company time, they are not doing the job that they are being paid to perform. Of course it may seem harmless at the time, a person finishes their projects so they use a little time here and there to do a few things that may help to pass the time and get them through their long work day, but it can become a big problem, especially when everyone begins to think that it is okay to begin doing this. Soon everyone will be playing around on their computers, running errands on company time, or doing anything but the job that they are being paid by the company to do.
When being hired by an employer, it is the person’s job to use their time to perform the tasks that are given to them in the best and most timely manner that they can. When an employee is playing computer games and doing other personal projects using company resources, they are not making the proper decisions to do what is expected out of them from the company and things can fall behind, causing problems for not only that employee, but also for other employees and the company as well. When employees believe that they have completed their tasks and decide to take the afternoon to run errands, this can cause problems for the company as the employee that was supposed to be on a certain…...

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